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FROM THE TOS PRESIDENT. Hello TOS members! This month I encourage us all to ponder the question—why do scientists do so much work for free? I think it is definitely worth a bit of thought and discussion, perhaps at the pub after you finish volunteering as a judge at the local science fair… > READ MORE


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Building on the momentum of hosting over 5,500 attendees in New Orleans last month, we’re excited to announce that Glasgow, Scotland, UK, will be the host city for OSM26! The event will be held in February 2026 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), located on the bank of the River Clyde.

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Oceanography is an open access journal featuring peer-reviewed articles that chronicle all aspects of ocean science and its applications.

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Developing Engineering Skills Through Project-Based Learning

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Develop skills by building, calibrating, and testing an Arduino-based submersible temperature and depth sensor…

DIY Oceanography: The OpenCTD

By A. Thaler et al.

This article explores the construction and operation of the OpenCTD—a low-cost, open-source CTD for collecting baseline oceanographic data in coastal waters…

Acidification of the Global Surface Ocean

By R.A. Feely et al.

In this paper, we discuss the major roles played by air-sea anthropogenic CO2 uptake, warming, local upwelling processes, and declining buffer capacity…

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